DTU offers research-based knowledge and technology development to private enterprises as well as public authorities operating in the Arctic.

Technological solutions tailored for the Arctic region is often a necessity, since solutions that work well in lower latitudes, does not necessarily work in the Arctic.

DTU has many years of experience in the Arctic. The university has a strong presence in the Greenlandic society, partly because of the DTU campus in the Greenlandic town Sisimiut where engineers focusing on Arctic Technology are being educated.

DTU conducts several activities in the Arctic, and even some in Antarctica.

DTU’s Arctic research activities include the following main areas:

  • Buildings and Energy
  • Climate Change Monitoring
  • Cold Climate Constructions and Physical Environment
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Oceanography
  • Planning, Sustainability and Infrastructure
  • Sustainable Exploitation of Arctic Resources

For more information about research projects and research infrastructure, please explore the menu on your left.


DTU is partner in University of the Arctic (UArctic).

UArctic is a cooperative network of universities, colleges, research institutes and other organizations concerned with education and research in and about the Arctic Region.

The network builds and strengthens collective resources and collaborative infrastructure that enables member institutions to better serve their constituents and their regions. Through cooperation in education, research and outreach UArctic enhances human capacity in the North, promotes viable communities and sustainable economies, and forges global partnerships.

ISSAFFIK - Arctic Gateway

DTU is contributing partner to the web portal ISAAFFIK - Arctic Gateway.

ISAAFFIK is a web portal, that helps connecting polar researchers and institutions for collaboration on Arctic matters within research, logistics, education and consultancies.